Wednesday, October 04, 2023

Guest Designing for the Flower Challenge

Hi everyone.  I'm thrilled to be among a group of Guest Designers honouring Aileen and Viv from The Flower Challenge #85 - Anything Flowers Goes.  These two amazing ladies have run The Flower Challenge for seven years and we are here today to help them celebrate the 7th birthday of the challenge and to also say a fond farewell.  Both are stepping down at the end of this challenge.  Thank you Aileen and Viv for your wonderful commitment and work to run a successful challenge all these years!!

This is not the end of The Flower Challenge as Karren will be running it starting next month.  Way to go Karren!!

I wanted to create a card for both Aileen and Viv, inspired by their beautiful styles and colours they love.  Today I'm sharing the card I made to honour Aileen.  The card honouring Viv will be posted as a reminder on Oct. 15 ... I hope you'll come back to see it then!

Aileen likes to use blue for flowers and bold designs, so I hope she likes this card. :).  

The flowers and sentiment (Statement Flowers by Altenew) are heat embossed in silver onto mixed media paper.  I watercoloured the image using Distress Inks (Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, and Squeezed Lemonade).  I added a simple strip of washi tape on the side to finish the design. :)

Close-up ...
I hope you'll drop by The Flower Challenge and check out the fun celebration.  Come play along!!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Stamps:  Statement Flowers (Altenew)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Versamark; Distress Inks:  Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Silver Embossing Powder, heat tool, watercolour paint brushes, washi tape

28 comments:

Viv said...

Aww thank you Loll for the lovely comments, and for the beautiful card you sent me too! You were a great team member for us and will be fondly remembered by us all. Such a gorgeous card here for us too, those stunning flowers look just amazing on your card! Thanks for sharing with us and being a special Guest this month too ;) hugs Viv xx

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, we are delighted to have you as a Guest Designer this month as we celebrate the birth of our fun challenge!
You have captured Aileen's style perfectly - and I love that stamp set as mine was a prize won over at YOUR challenge!
It's lovely with that silver embossing - a beautiful card!
=]

Trina P. said...

Congratulations on GD at TFC. ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Your card is bright and BLUE-tiful…. perfect for Aileen.

Liz said...

Beautiful card and congratulations on your GD spot. I love the colours you've used. xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous coloring on those statement flowers, Loll, and I love the washi accent - perfect!!

HilaryJane said...

Your card is beautiful Loll. Such a special tribute. I think the silver embossing really gives it a touch of class xx

Julie B said...

A beautiful tribute and card Loll. :)

Pat said...

The Flower Challenge is a super challenge thanks to Aileen and Viv for the last 7 years, and hopefully it will have many more years in the capable hands of Karren. It is great to see you as a special GD this time for their 7th birthday celebrations, and such a beautiful watercoloured Altenew flower image, and love the pretty washi tape down the side which finishes it perfectly. x

Bobby said...

It is wonderful having you guest with us for our birthday, Loll. You have really captured Aileen in this beautiful blue arrangement.

Karen Dunbrook said...

so good mf.....Viv and Aileen are both such wonderful friends.
xx Karen

Aileen said...

Loll, what can I say. You were a wonderful member of the design team and your cards were always such an inspiration and now to have you back as guest designer on this special occasion is everything to me. I received your beautiful card and thank you for your beautiful words. Thank you soooo very much xx Aileen

Bonnie said...

This is a wonderful tribute to Aileen, Lolly! Beautifully colored flowers and I love that strip of Washi tap the goes perfectly! How fun to get together with all the past and current Flower Challenge Designers, my friend!

Cindy Beach said...

How wonderful to have you creating with us this month and sharing such a lovely tribute. Your bold and blue card is amazing and so beautiful!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful guest designer for the Flowers Challenge, Lolly. I am sure Aileen appreciated your beautiful bold blue card. The Flower Challenge will be in good hands with Aileen..Love and Hugs..Nancy

Lisa Elton said...

Congratulations on guesting, Loll! Your card is beautiful!

TK said...

What a beautiful card to celebrate one of the ladies; can't wait to see you next, I'll bet it knocks our socks off! Congrats to Viv and Aileen for the work it takes to keep a challenge running, and many blessings to Karren in her upcoming stint at the helm

Susan said...

Congratulations on being a Guest Designer for this special edition of the Flower Challenge. Love the card you made for Aileen - beautiful shade of blue, wonderful colouring, great layout with the flowers going off the left edge and the strip of washi tape down the right side.

kiwimeskreations said...

A superb tribute to Aileen, Loll - a stunning card that fits the attributes that Aileen loves in a card
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda in IN said...

These colors blended so beautifully together and made a stunning flower card. The washi is a perfect match and great design element.

Cat Craig said...

That is one of my favorite stamps, and its gorgeous in those cool tones.

Ina G said...

Oh Loll this card is exquisite. Your beautifully blended blue flowers to honour Aileen is priceless.So soft and feminine. What a great finish with that perfectly matched washi tape. Looooooove it. Looking forward to sweeing your reminder card honouring Viv later in the month.

Christine Alexander said...

Such an elegant card Loll. I love the flowers in blue ♥

Marcia Hill said...

What is not to LOVE with this beautiful card Loll?!! The lovely blue and silver embossing make this card really stand out...absolutely GORGEOUS!! Hugs. :0)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the blues. A beautiful card. x

Brenda said...

This is a gorgeous card to honor Aileen Loll, love the colors. Hugs, Brenda

Stef Perry said...

It's so wonderful to have you join us in celebrating the Flower Challenge's 7th birthday, Loll! You have truly captured Aileen's style and often used colors in your beautiful watercolor design. I'm so glad you could join us this month!

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a beautiful tribute (both your card and your messge) to Aileen, Loll! Your light blue flowers are gorgeous! Love the off-the-edge design, and the wonderful use of the color-matching washi tape!
Hideko xx

BoลผenA said...

I love the delicate blue flowers that you colored so beautifully. The silver embossing perfectly matches the blue petals. I'm sure Aileen loved this card.
xx